Kroombit tinker frog
|Kroombit Tinker Frog|
The Kroombit tinker frog or Pleione's torrent frog (Taudactylus pleione) is a species of frog in the Myobatrachidae family. It is endemic to Central Queensland in Australia. It lives among rocks and leaf litter near small flowing streams.
As most other members of the genus Taudactylus, this species has declined drastically and is consequently considered critically endangered by the IUCN. The reason for this decline is unclear, but likely linked to the disease Chytridiomycosis. It may also be threatened by habitat loss.
- Hero, J.-M.; Hines, H.; Meyer, E.; Cunningham, M.; Clarke, J. (2004). "Taudactylus pleione". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2004: e.T21533A9299456. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T21533A9299456.en. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
- Taudactylus pleione. Australian Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts. Accessed 2008-06-29.
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